Political Journalist. Knight-Wallace/Time Warner Fellow. Host of @TheJWordWCBN. @InsideElections Contributor. CNN vet. @MichiganDaily alum.

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Biography

Robert Yoon is a political journalist specializing in elections, debates, campaign finance, voting procedures, and the presidential nomination process. As CNN’s Director of Political Research, he covered five presidential campaign cycles and helped prepare eight different moderators for 30 presid...

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Sep 25, 2017

Underneath the umbrellas and tents, University of Michigan students stage a "kneel-in" in front of the American flag. https://t.co/2oJswKgOOA

Sep 25, 2017

Justice Hugo Black died this day in 1971, 8 days after retiring. A former KKK member, he was part of SCOTUS's liberal bloc for 34 yrs https://t.co/MOatxg15fO

Sep 25, 2017

RT @LynnNovick: LBJ tried but failed to control the narrative about the war. Amazing what he said with the tape recorder on #VietnamWarPBS

Sep 25, 2017

"Your press is lying like drunken sailors every day" --President Lyndon Johnson. #VietnamWarPBS

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I started my journalism career at CNN in essentially the same job I have now. I'm either very lucky or very unimaginative.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Usually to fill out pre-printed forms. I hated trying to line up the letters with the lines but loved all the cool noises they made

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Mike Donovan & Tony Leonetti from the original "V"

Emmy Award

2013 - "Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story — Long-Form"
For contributions to CNN's 2012 Election Night coverage -- "Election Night in America"

Emmy Award

2007 - "Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story — Long-Form"
For contributions to CNN's 2006 Election Night coverage -- "America Votes 2006"